Thursday, July 23, 2009


Since when did he get his medical degree. After several years of antibiotics and testing and so forth with Maddie I was glad when a doctor finally suggested taking her tonsils out. I suppose her doctor just used her fee sheet and decided that those would be the most expensive things to try first. What amazes me is all the other doctors didn't see how much money they could have made by simply taking the child's tonsils out.

Click here for a link to the video.

AP: In trying to rally support for health care overhaul, Obama described a patient who sees a physician for a sore throat, or a parent who brings in a child with a sore throat. "Right now, doctors a lot of times are forced to make decisions based on the fee payment schedule that's out there. ... The doctor may look at the reimbursement system and say to himself, 'You know what? I make a lot more money if I take this kid's tonsils out,'" Obama told a prime-time news conference. The president added: "Now, that may be the right thing to do, but I'd rather have that doctor making those decisions just based on whether you really need your kid's tonsils out or whether it might make more sense just to change — maybe they have allergies. Maybe they have something else that would make a difference."

1 comment:

RamblingMother said...

I know those wicked evil doctors wanting to make money on tonsils! never mind that regular docs can't do that only surgeons can, heh.